Billie the Kid is a K’ai Taile Dené and Nehiyaw spoken word poet and storyteller. Originally from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, she currently resides in Kingston, Ontario, the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Huron-Wendat. Her poetry breathes life into narratives as she explores relationships with family, friends, food, and the dynamic nature of dreams.
Billie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, and has performed at events across Turtle Island from the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. In 2020 she took second place at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, and later that year she released her second chapbook, ‘Caress me if I’m wrong’.
K'ai Taile Dené, Nehiyaw, ACFN